And Hawkes is probably still happening though...but we will see!As mine haha, I will only change it if Jackman dissapoints, then I'll replace him for Hawkes
For now, I don't know. The BAFTA are tricky to predict.
2. Denzel Washington
3. Joaquin Phoenix
4. Hugh Jackman
5. John Hawkes
alt: Bradley Cooper, Anthony Hopkins
I'm not really feeling the Cooper nomination yet, maybe if he wins a few things here and there but I think AMPAS would much rather nominate Hawkes and they'll be popping in the screener anyways for Helen Hunt.
Cooper will have to be happy with BFCA and GG - Comedy noms this year. That's where his train begins and ends.
Suraj is an Indian actor, in an American film, helmed by a respected Chinese director. I don't understand how that combination adds up to massive BAFTA support.
Edit: Sorry, I see you've already addressed this but whatever.
At the very least Sharma will probably make the longlist.
So basically, I think this means that, according to this new system, the nominees in past years would've been the asterisked 'chapter selections' from the longlists. So for ex, last year we would've had Eddie Marsan over Jim Broadbent, and Zoe Wanamaker and Bryce Dallas Howard (in a category w/ 6 nominees) over Carey MulliganThe date move will give members more time to vote, especially now that a round has been eliminated. Up until now, members voted in all categories (except Documentary, Film Not in the English Language and Outstanding British Film) with a longlist then compiled reflecting the 15 top choices in each category. That list was usually unveiled in early January. On it, choices put forth by the voting chapters (branches) were flagged and those more often than not ended up being the ones that made it further down the line. About a week later, round two of the voting resulted in the official nominees and round three resulted in the winners.
Now, the first round of voting will directly result in nominees. All members will continue to vote for nominees and winners in the Best Film and top four acting categories. However, in the director, adapted and original screenplay, cinematography, costume design, editing, make-up & hair, original music, production design, sound and visual effects categories, members of those chapters will decide the nominees and vote for the winner, much like the Oscars.